Sure, sure he can learn his lesson while we lose or he can lead the team to wins on the perimeter.Then that's on him. If playing his best position, in the middle of action, the position he will eventually get paid money to play, doesn't inspire him. Then he's a head case and will need to learn this lesson anyway.
Pretty easy decision for me as a coach. You can't force talented players to do things they don't want to do...they pout, they quit, they become a cancer....take the best of what you can get. Lot of years doing this in the gym.
Christie in one game is our best perimeter player.
Ihnen in three games is our second best...I'll live with that. He'll be a post defender if it is clear that'll help us win a game if he is primarily a perimeter player on offense.
And on a lighter note...he's going to have enough degrees after 9 years of college to earn pretty decent money with something besides basketball.